A female South African runner competing and winning at the World Track and Field Championships is shrouded in controversy after rumors that she was born a man. Mark Phillips reports.
Tests show the controversial S. African runner might be both a woman and a man. For more on this story go to http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=8542714
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Caster Semenya raced the 800m for South Africa and won easily. She was born without a womb or ovaries but with testes, and has testosterone 3 times the levels of an average woman. She is intersex. Is it fair to the other women? COMMENTARY SOURCES: THE DAILY MAIL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3740682/Should-runner-allowed-win-gold-woman-Tipped-win-800m-no-ovaries-nearly-testosterone-man-sparked-huge-ethical-debate.html YAHOO NEWS http://sports.yahoo.com/news/unfair-disadvantage-caster-semenya-must-000000810.html SLATE http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/fivering_circus/2016/08/should_caster_semenya_be_allowed_to_compete_against_women.html
Athlete Caster Semenya celebrates after winning the women's 800 meters race at the World Athletic Championships in Berlin. But the South African teenager hasn't just hit the headlines because she clocked the year's fastest time, but because athletics officials are investigating whether she really is female. The President of Athletics South Africa says Semenya shouldn't be unfairly judged on her appearance. [Leonard Chuene, President, Athletics South Africa]: "You know, I won't quote names on TV, but there are too many athletes that would look like this or look like that." Officials sounded the alarm due to Semenya's improved performance. The 18-year-old has shaved eight seconds off her personal best time in the two-lap race in the past year. A group of doctors — including a gynecologist and an internal medicine expert — have started the investigation into Semenya's gender. The President of Athletics South Africa criticized how officials have handled the case. He says Semenya should be looked after while she waits for the test result — due in around a week. [Leonard Chuene, President, Athletics South Africa]: "I am not going to allow that girl to be humiliated in the manner that she was humiliated because she has not committed any crime whatsoever. Her crime was to be born the way she is born. And now people are not happy, and on that basis now, she is isolated like a leper, like she has got a disease that will affect other people, and I don't think it's proper." The IAAF athletics federation says Semenya isn't suspected of cheating. [Nick Davies, IAAF Spokesman]: "There is a difference between a doping case where someone is trying to cheat. There is also a difference between what is somebody who changes sex. And that can cause a lot of problems if you are a boy athlete or a male athlete and you change your sex and become a woman and then you start competing as a woman with the advantages you may have." If tests prove Semenya isn't female — she'd be stripped of her world championship gold medal.
Hyperandrogenism is a condition which causes a woman to produce roughly three times more testosterone than an average female. The condition has recently hit the headlines because runner Caster Semenya is taking part in the World Championships and many claim her hyperandrogenism gives her an unfair advantage. Get the latest headlines: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=telegraphtv Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/telegraph.co.uk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/telegraph Follow us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/102891355072777008500/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Daily Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.
Parenthood is one of the happiest realisations for many. But for parents whose children are born with a physical challenge, it is a life of anguish as they helplessly watch their children struggle with a problem they cant fix. Betty Kyallo brings you a moving story of a child born a hermaphrodite and the daily challenges this family endures.
Wayde van Niekerk made a clean sweep at the 2016 South African Sports Awards event held in Bloemfontein Sunday night. The 24-year-old Cape Town-born superstar who had an outstanding year in track events, took home the coveted Sports Star of the Year award for the second successive year. He beat fellow track star Caster Semenya and cricket sensation Kagiso Rabada to the award. He pocketed 680-thousand rand in the process For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The 18 year old South African runner caster semenya who won the 800 metre gold medal at the world championships in 2009 has been forced to undergo gender tests, it shows she is a Hermaphrodite. Tell me what you guys think, Should she be kicked out and stripped of her medals? Music: Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"
800-m-Weltmeisterin Caster Semenya wird auf ihr Geschlecht untersucht. Die vor der Leichtathletik-WM in Berlin kaum bekannte Südafrikanerin ist völlig überraschend in die Weltspitze gelaufen. Da Dopingtests kein Ergebnis bringen, klären nun medizinische Experten, ob die Goldmedaillengewinnerin - möglicherweise unwissend - ein Mann ist. Ein Bericht des Sport-Informations-Dienstes (SID).